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Ben Shapiro: Clash with BBC’s Andrew Neil

May 11, 2019
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Ben Shapiro: US commentator clashes with BBC’s Andrew Neil

He has more than 2 million followers on Twitter, 600,000 YouTube subscribers and his videos on the Daily Wire channel rack up millions of views. Ben Shapiro is a controversial figure but one of the US’ leading conservative political commentators.

His book, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great, is a New York Times bestseller. In a spiky Politics Live interview with Andrew Neil, Mr Shapiro refers to an incident which took place between Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski and Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields in 2016. Although a charge was brought at the time against Mr Lewandowski, Florida prosecutors dropped the case. This is an unedited version of their interview, which was terminated by Mr Shapiro. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (/ʃəˈpir/; born January 15, 1984)[2] is an American conservative political commentator, writer, and lawyer. Aged 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States.[3][4][5] He writes columns for Creators Syndicate and Newsweek, serves as editor-in-chief for The Daily Wire, which he founded, and hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and radio show. An editor-at-large of Breitbart News between 2012 and 2016, he has written ten books, the first being Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth (2004).

In 2019, Shapiro published the book The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Greatwhich focuses on the value of Judeo-Christian values and laments the decline of those values in modern America.[16][17][18] In a May 2019 interview on BBC where Shapiro was promoting his book, the interviewer Andrew Neilsuggested that Shapiro’s history of remarks were inconsistent with the message of the book.[16] Shapiro took offense to the questioning, accused Neil (a prominent British conservative journalist) of being a leftist, said Neil was trying to make a “quick buck…off of the fact that I’m popular and no one has ever heard of you”, and stormed out of the interview.[19][16][20][21][22][23] Shapiro later admitted that he was “destroyed” by Neil, commenting on his own twitter feed that he “broke his own rule and wasn’t prepared”.[24][25]

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